“Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” Philippians 4:8
The mind is a very powerful part of a human being. Doctors have yet to fully understand the brain. The brain can work faster than the fastest computers and can process more problems.
It is a well-known fact that how a person thinks can greatly determine success or failure. If a person tackles a problem thinking he will fail, most likely he will. If he tackles it expecting success, the chances are much greater at succeeding.
Doctors have documented how some people die when they should have survived a sickness or injury because they did not have the mind-set to live. At the same time others beat the odds because they chose to live and make it.
With God and the Holy Spirit in a person’s life this increases the odds of success exponentially. Paul tells the believers to think on good things. One is to think about what is right and pure. All these things that one is to think about are the things of God.
It is easy to fill your mind with the sinful garbage of the world. Look at the news, movies, television shows, music, books, magazines, and things sold in stores.
You must turn your focus away from the garbage to the things of God and what He is saying and is doing. When your mind is focused on God and the things of God, you will be set to succeed.
You may not succeed in the eyes of the world, but you will succeed in the things God has for you. God will be able to make you more like Jesus everyday. He will also be able to use you to draw others to Jesus.
What are you thinking about today? Is it the garbage and cares of this world? Or is it the things of God?
I pray today that God will open your mind to His things; that you will think about the things of God; that you will set your mind and heart on what God is saying and doing; that you will turn away from sinful thoughts; and that God will use you to bring others to Jesus.